Nkuba kyeyo

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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Nkuba kyeyo (noun)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

Literally means "I use the broom" or "I sweep". The English equivalent is economic refugee or economic immigrant. Refers to Ugandans who are economic refugees or immigrants to other countries.

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

Nkuba kyeyo is a person doing kyeyo. They may also be referred to as "kyeyo man" or "kyeyo woman".

Example: "She is nkuba kyeyo in London".

The nkuba kyeyos is a collective noun for Ugandan economic refugees.

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

See Kyeyo for origins.

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